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Cha Kdao Sach Moan (Cambodian Spicy Basil Chicken)

Looking for a mind-blowing spicy vegan chicken substitute? Cha Kdao Sach Moan is a beautiful Cambodian dish and we're going to be using chickwheat to veganise this recipe.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 650 kcal



  • 500 grams chickwheat

Spices & Stuff

  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 handful plain peanuts (if using salted, use less soy sauce)
  • 3 dried red chilli peppers
  • 1 cup fresh thai basil


  • 1.5 tbsp vegan fish sauce (see notes)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce/tamari
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150 ml water


  1. Add the oil to a wok and heat well.

  2. Once you're happy with the heat, add your garlic, chillies, vegan fish sauce and water - mix for 15 seconds.

  3. Add chickwheat to the wok and cover well with your mixture - reduce the heat to low-medium for 10 minutes.

  4. Add peanuts, soy sauce and fresh basil and mix until the basil begins to wilt.

Recipe Notes

*prep time is based on your chickwheat already being made.

* see our simple vegan fish sauce recipe for a realistic substitute.